Newsweek Article about Stieg Larsson

More “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” stuff…

With the release of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest eminent (maybe it’s already available? – I think I saw it when shopping on my nook (R) reader), there was an article about the author in Newsweek.  It points out some of his ‘shortcomings’ as an author, but also acknowledges how he rises above them.  I too found some of the points the article makes (e.g. convenient coincidences and product “name-checks” to name a couple) mildly annoying during reading, but not enough so to not recommend the book.

My favorite quote from the article is “All three novels trudge along until she appears, and then an almost magical transformation occurs,” which I’d have to agree with wholeheartedly.

Also tantalizing is the mention that “Larsson was at work on a fourth when he died and had outlined two more”…

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